Maintaining Your Mental Health As a College Student

Mental health, unfortunately, is something people don’t often take seriously nowadays. As college students, we have quite a lot on our mind regarding tons of school work and keeping a decent academic record that we tend to forget the most important thing of all  —  looking out for ourselves. Some are often hesitant to stop for a moment just to reflect on their lifestyle, to see if they may have recently developed certain habits that may be detrimental to their mental health. They fail to realize these habits until it’s too late and the outcomes are rather severe. You see, your mental health is way more important than academic records. Being mentally healthy enables you to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem, and helps you to cope better with the ups and downs of college life. By maintaining your mental health, you eliminate certain toxic habits which are likely to disrupt your mental state. The key is to be aware of what these habits are in order to put an end to them. So here are a few tips to help you maintain your mental health as a college student. Continue reading “Maintaining Your Mental Health As a College Student”

Are Online Textbooks Making Education More Affordable?

It is undeniable that college costs have risen exponentially throughout the years, with U.S. News noting that this is due to soaring tuition prices. Based on an annual survey obtained by U.S. News, the average cost of tuition and fees for the last school year was $34,699 at private colleges, $21,632 for out-of-state students at state schools, and $9,528 for state residents at public colleges. Continue reading “Are Online Textbooks Making Education More Affordable?”

What Are the Benefits of Unplugging? How Technology Influences Students

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Studying without technology and gadgets is practically impossible nowadays, and it’s only logical that students tend to use their electronic devices with or without any cause. In general, studies show that young adults spend on screens more than seven hours every day, and this fact can’t help but affect their health and well-being – mostly negatively.

Technically, you can’t possibly stop using gadgets at all, as our whole lifestyle depends on it. However, you can learn how to manage your time more effectively and reduce negative influence of screens on our eyesight and stress levels.

So, what’s so scary about spending too much time on electronic devices?

As we bend our necks all the time in order to look at smartphones, or have a posture of a question mark when sitting on the chair, our spines suffer from constant pressure, and this may cause chronic back pain.

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